The John Dye Collection - Spring, 2003

John sent me some miscellaneous pics of old friends, including some who haven't previously appeared on this site.

Of particular personal interest to me were the pics of Dave Dibbin & Alan Suffling, neither of whom I would have recognized. Dave was in the year above me, and an excellent cricketer. I remember once standing at mid off on Orwell Side when he was bowling his off-breaks and wondering how the hell anyone could get a ball to spin so much.

Alan was in Dave's year, and a fine all-round sportsman. I remember he played rugger for Suffolk, and maybe even Eastern Counties. One of the proudest moments in my life was when, after I'd scored in a lower school house match, I heard someone in the crowd say: "Blimey, I reckon Snuggs is better than Suffling!"

It wasn't true, of course, but it was nice to hear anyway!